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Chubby Babies Are Born To Vitamin D Deficient Mothers

Decreased vitamin D status is common among young women in the UK, and although women are recommended to take an additional 10g/day of vitamin D in pregnancy, supplementation is currently not routine. Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been associated to obesity in children and adults, but not much is known regarding how a mother’s Read more

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C-Section Delivery Increases The Chance Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and childhood obesity can lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, Read more

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Physical Activity Lowers Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35. It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others. Psoriasis Read more

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Healthy Eating: Not Just ‘What’, Rather ‘When’ You Eat Matters Too

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. When it comes to weight gain, when you eat might be at least as important as what you Read more

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Want To Live Longer? Keep Your Waist Less Than Half Of Height

A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is Read more

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Obese Adolescents Respond Poorly To Behavioral Treatments As Against Obese Children

Although rare in the past, obesity is now among the most widespread medical problems affecting children and adolescents living in the developed countries. About 15% of adolescents (12-19 years of age) and children (6-11 years of age) are obese in the United States. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated Read more

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Drop Out Of Diet Programs Is Higher For Younger People

Itrim is a network of conveniently located centers that offer a one-stop solution for one of the world’s biggest challenges. Founded in Sweden in 2003, Itrim has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. The combination of well designed and personalized weight loss plans, coaching and a combined approach of eating and Read more

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Can You Build Muscle Without Weights?

The simple answer is yes. Weight training at a lower intensity but with more repetitions may be as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights. Using bodyweight exercises like pushups, for example, you can definitely build muscle and strength. However, if your goal is to have massive arms and tree-trunk legs, you will have Read more

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Childhood Obesity And Its Significant Fall In Massachusetts

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly Read more

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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

The human body, consisting of about 10 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous Read more

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Maternal Obesity, Diabetes Can Lead To Autism In Children

Women who are obese or who suffer from diabetes are at a higher risk of giving birth to children autism or some other neurodevelopment disorder. Maternal obesity refers to obesity (often including being overweight) of a woman during pregnancy. Maternal obesity has a significant impact on maternal metabolism and offspring development. Modification of lifestyle is Read more

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Appendicitis: Antibiotics Vs Surgery

Although since 1889, appendicectomy, which involves removing the inflamed appendix surgically, has been the standard treatment for acute appendicitis but surgery need not be the first line of treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. Instead, the use of antibiotics may be a safe and a viable alternative. Antibiotic therapy results in fewer problems and complications than Read more